New and more modern CCTV is to be purchased for Hadston, to replace the current security system.
Coun Scott Dickinson has agreed to use his members’ small schemes funding to meet half the cost.
The parish council will also contribute, but it will ask Gateshead-based letting agent Thrower Stone – site owner for Hadston Precinct – to contribute.
Coun Dickinson said: “The CCTV gives the feeling of safety. It benefits the community and the police. I have supported Widdrington Stattion by installing some CCTV there, so I am more than happy to help here.”
PC Paul Dent admitted that the CCTV does help and the village’s cameras have been useful in the past. He said: “We have used the cameras a lot and they have been useful, certainly for getting evidence.
“It might be prudent for the council to ask Thrower Stone to contribute to the cost. After all, they benefit from the CCTV, as it protects their shops and flats and we have used it to help them.”
The parish council has been given a cost of just over £4,500, but will seek quotes. The group will consider where the new cameras should be placed. Coun John Leach said there are currently 17 around the village.